Gjelina Group


VENICE CA, 90291



Gjelina Group creates hospitality experiences delivered from a place of purpose, with simplicity.

About the Gjelina Group

Named for founder Fran Camaj’s mother, Gjelina opened on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in 2008, serving locally-sourced, produce-forward food and becoming a staple in the Venice community.

Since then, our businesses have evolved with our neighborhood — with our menus guided by conversations and long-standing relationships with Southern California farmers, local ranchers, fishermen, and co-ops.

In fall 2022, we opened our first East Coast outpost with Gjelina NY, located at 45 Bond Street in Noho.

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Gjelina started in owner Fran Camaj's Abbot Kinney apartment in 2008 — with his apartment in what's currently the Gjelina kitchen, and the front dining room originally a French vintage furniture and repair shop.

Gjelina Group Foundation

The Gjelina Group Foundation

The Gjelina Group Foundation is a 501c3 registered nonprofit dedicated to uplifting communities through the support of programs committed to food, farming, arts, and environmental sustainability.

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